Temporary exhibitions

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Celestial splendors. Observing the Sky from Galileo to Gravitational Waves
The City of the Sun
Italian Hours. Historical Clocks from the Del Vecchio Collection
The art of building a masterpiece: Trajan's Column
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Astronomy in Florence from the "Specola" to the Arcetri Observatory
Website

2008

A brief history of Florentine astronomy in the 18th-19th centuries.

Galileo's Telescope: The Instrument that Changed the World
Website

2008

A virtual journey through the history of the telescope to understand the enormous impact the instrument had on science and society in the 17th century.

Ancient Gardens from Babylon to Rome
Website

2007

The typological evolution of the garden in the ancient world: from place of otium and leisure to place devoted to meditation, study and experimentation in the naturalist and technical spheres.

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The Line of the Sun
Website

2007

An ideal itinerary through the city of Florence to visit its monumental gnomons. The census of Florentine sundials is available online.

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The Mind of Leonardo: The Universal Genius at Work
Website

2006

Thanks to artworks, reconstructions and films, the exhibition explores the very mode of thinking of the "universal genius" and his unitary conception of knowledge as the effort to assimilate the laws governing the operations of man and nature.

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Relativity from Galileo to Einstein

2005

An interactive exhibition running through the steps which led to the birth of contemporary physics.

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The Shapes of Numbers: A History of Polyhedrons from Plato to Poinsot, Passing through Luca Pacioli

2005

A striking journey through the shapes of numbers covering the period from Euclid’s codification (3rd century BC) to the threshold of non-Euclidean geometry (19th century).

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Beautiful Minds. Nobel Prizes: A Century of Creativity
Website

2004

The centennial exhibition of the Nobel Prize (in Italian only).

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Machina Mundi: Images and Measures of the Cosmos from Copernicus to Newton
Website

2004

A journey through the universe illustrating the various representations elaborated by astronomers and scientists between the 16th and 18th centuries.